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Apple pops, Wall St firms drop in brand study

By Nick Zieminski – Source Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:04am EST (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has the best image of any American company, scoring a record high in a new reputation study, while financial institutions filled the ranks of the worst. Apple, co-founded by Steve Jobs in 1976, vaulted to No. 1 in Harris Interactive’s (HRS.N) annual public opinion poll on corporate brands. The Cupertino, California company raced passed last year’s brand champ in the poll, Google Inc (GOOG.O). …

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Should You Start a Joint Venture?

If you are a manager or a business owner who aims to boost the revenues or profitability of your company, you would not stop to explore options to earn more. There are several practical and logical strategies you could take. Do you think every important company is getting into a joint venture? Is the competition getting more and more intense? Perhaps you just do not want to jump into the bandwagon; you might want to bolster the profitability and growth …

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A lot of people have web design skills now. Why shouldn’t we use a graduate who has these skills?

We do find that this is one of the most common scenarios we are presented with. Our answer is that design skills are only a very small part of web site development and strategy. It is no good having an attractive site if it does not attract visitors. The process we go through in designing a site is exhaustive. Firstly, there can be a series of meetings with clients to establish exactly what they want and need the site to …

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Have you lost your data? How Important is your data to you?

What would happen if you lost all your data? How would this effect your business? Think of all the time and energy you have put into your business only to loose the information? It is very important that you create good effective passwords to keep your data secure and at the same time ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATA, this is the NO1 rule of thumb in the IT industry. But for you this is very very important. This is for …

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Basic Models Used For a Branding Plan

Branding is a product of intense planning and conceptualization. To come up with innovative marketing ideas and an effective way to brand your products, you need to carefully laid out the steps you need to get there. Doing so will also enable you to take note of the vital aspects involved in the creation of a brand. Brand models have been formulated to create the framework needed to build an effective brand that will be able to withstand market trends …

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E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

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ACTION – Courtesy of Ron G Holland – Top Biz Guru

THE GREAT SECRET OF LIFE IS ACTION THROUGH NON-ACTION I am a great believer and practitioner of eastern philosophy. I have also benefited tremendously from practices such as meditation and visualisation. I am the first to confess that most of my BIG ideas and success ideas (Eurekas!) have come as a result of first feeding the subconscious mind tremendous input of the outcome that I want to appear in the real world, and then taking time out relaxing, letting go, …

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What to look for when selecting web developers

Good web developers think like business owners, they understand what a web site must do: -Market and target your audience on the web -Get the message across clearly -Display information so that it is easy to find -Provide easy and clear way to contact you or buy your product When you choose a web designer ask the following questions – does there portfolio show easy to navigate sites? – is it easy to read information on these sites? – does …

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Web/Business Planing

Sometimes people get stuck when they want to get started in setting up a website or expanding further. We understand this so have put together some questions you can go through to get a better understanding to help you with your web project. Summary * What is the initial concept? * What is your current situation? * What will your key success factors be? * What are your longer-term vision and goals? Market analysis * What does the current market …

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Have you got a website or registered your domain name?

I was searching the net the other day for a new domain name, but I was not having any luck. The domains names I was looking for where all gone. I tried and tried different variations but no luck. It was mad. I had the same response from a friend who was also looking for a domain name, but the domain he wanted was already taken and the owner wanted 2k for it. He must have initially brought it for …

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